The world is tough and mean. In a sense it is actually cutthroat, everybody is trying to reach the top or become the best and many will do anything in their power to overcome obstacles in their way, even if those obstacles are fellow people.
WINDHOEK- “I am a conqueror because of my persevering nature. I am very resourceful and inventive. I love outdoor activities as well as meeting and talking to people,” Eslien Tsuses the 22-year old Project Manager at I am the key children media introduced herself.
WINDHOEK – A visually impaired graduate who specialised in retail marketing management is of the view that people living with disabilities are still considered with much doubt when seeking employment even if they were accorded the same opportunities and training as anyone else.
WINDHOEK – A local clothing brand ‘Dream Chasing’ has embarked on a fundraising project aimed at donating sanitary towels to young women.
WINDHOEK – ZZI (short for Zoe and Zera Ikosa) Kids Hair Studio has partnered with Namibian children author Helvi Itenge to promote a reading culture among children while doing their hair.
A conversation with the High Commissioner of the British Commission pointed to the fact that I adamantly write on the strength found in self-evaluation. This was coupled with a sincere need to have the entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur to self-reflect. Many times we spend a lot of time reading self-help books on how to acquire wealth.
From being bullied for not being able to speak English fluently to becoming one of the young Namibians with strong potential to positively impact the country, Anna Shilongo is today finishing her Master’s in Business Administration which is one more degree to add to the other three she already attained.
WINDHOEK- The 12th edition of the national youth week scheduled for next week will focus on conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia (Unam)’s Heritage Conservation Management postgraduate students last Saturday volunteered their time to clean up one of Windhoek’s tourist attractions-the Owela Museum which for years was an eyesore.
WINDHOEK – Meet 37-year-old Johannes Tala Matsi who last Friday made history by being the first visually impaired student at the University of Namibia (Unam) to graduate with a master’s degree.
I have walked a journey that has been inspired from the onset by a man I call my father. He has inspired me in his journey, he not only spoke words of wisdom into my life, but he was also the set example of what it looks like to walk in those words of
WINDHOEK- She is the Namibia National Student Organisation (Nanso)’s first-ever female president since the inception of the student-led organisation. She is the president of the African Union Youth Club in Namibia.
As all roads will lead to the Safari Hotel this week, much anticipation is focused on the ceremony. So, what happens after research has been completed? What impact does a graduate make after spending endless nights, gathering various sources of information on a particular topic?
WINDHOEK- A South African based youthful motivational speaker has been selected to represent young people in Southern Africa region at the upcoming second Pan Africa Youth Forum scheduled for April 24-27 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
WINDHOEK-The Namibian Children Writing Competition Award Ceremony and Book Launch of the three winning authors hosted by I am the Key Children Media will take place this Saturday at the National Independence Memorial Museum.
WINDHOEK- Financial literacy is described as the possession of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.
MAVANDJE - Kavango West Governor Sirkka Ausiku says youths in Kavango West should not despair because of high level of unemployment in the region – encouraging those in school to focus on achieving their education goals.
The world spends billions of dollars on the fashion and entertainment industry, an industry that preys on the insecurities of individuals and especially creates an inadequacy in the individual. Inadequacy and insecurity are the foundation on which the industry is built because it creates a false impression that the famous celebrities covered in the tabloids are the norm and standard.
WINDHOEK- Talah Hashipala learned from an early age that hardwork breeds success and the Grade 12 learner who is also a model is now a proud owner of an online clothing store. The 23-year old started selling clothes at the age of 21 and is now the proud owner of T&M Fashion Collection.
WINDHOEK- The Maltas Club Namibia, a premier student club that caters for young students who do not only excel in their academic career but also in other spheres of their lives, such as community work, recently held its extensive leadership training bootcamp near Maltahöhe in the Hardap Region.
AMINUIS - The Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Lucia Witbooi has urged the youth to safeguard the skills acquired during the courses conducted by Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and make sure such skills are put to good use.
WINDHOEK - The year 2018 recorded a trade deficit amounting to N$17.38 billion, which the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has described as a remarkable reduction of 31 percent when compared to N$25.18 billion observed in the preceding year.
WINDHOEK- Debmarine Namibia School Outreach programme stretched to Hardap Region schools namely, Dr Lemmer High School and Rehoboth High School last Friday.
The very first encounter an inquisitive mind meets, is one’s parents. The process of working through one’s personality and discovering intellect, consciousness and diversity is done in one’s home.
WINDHOEK – A gifted poetess, Esperance Luvindao got into poetry when she was 13 years old. “I went to a school that was very pro-communication and English was a focus. I developed my writing skills and proper speaking went along with it,” says Luvindao.
WINDHOEK - It is all systems go for the second National Skills Competition on April 3 to 6 at the Ramatex Complex.
Some relationships are not meant to last, but momentary and that this isn’t necessarily a negative thing.
Values and morals are relative to an individual. Every time a choice is made repeatedly it sets the precedent and inevitably becomes the standard.
LÜDERITZ – Twenty-four-year-old Sister Kashala is registered as a Candidate Quantity Surveyor with the Namibian Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors and is on track with getting her PQS (Professional Registered Quantity Surveyor) expecting to complete her in training by the end of next February.
WINDHOEK - The ninth group of youth nominated to be part of the Maltas Club Namibia, a premier student club that caters for young students who do not only excel in their academic career, but also in other spheres of their lives, such as community work, recently held a motivational workshop at the Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop.
WINDHOEK – Mental independence is the basis of independent thinking, independent decision-making, and leads to independent actions and behaviour, says youth activist and a student at the University of Namibia (Unam) Alexis Wimmerth.
WIDNHOEK- Violin melodies, flute tones, percussion rhythms and brass sounds dominated the soundscape on the campus of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) and plunged this week into a very special musical, almost magical atmosphere.
WINDHOEK-The National Youth Services (NYS) Rietfontein Training Centre for Civic and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Otjozondjupa Region has attracted thousands trainees during the eleventh intake this January.
WINDHOEK- Swanu of Namibia is appealing to the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation to work with all tertiary education institutions closely to ensure that graduates graduate in employment, rather than graduating in debts and in unemployment.
Our current president campaigned heavily on accountability and was duly praised for it at home and abroad. I believe that is something we should take seriously to combat some of the more serious social crimes that hurt our society today, but more importantly we should learn to apologise when we are wrong.
WINDHOEK-Twenty-three-year old Joviita Kandjumbwa describes herself as a happy soul, a people’s person and a very bubbly individual who one would think never gets angry.
WINDHOEK- Many Namibians who are accorded the opportunity to study abroad do the bare minimum, study, finish and return home.
WINDHOEK- Namibian youth have a huge impact because there is stability, they have peace,” points out Honore Gatera who survived the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
WINDHOEK – Youth activist, author and a former president of the University of Namibia (Unam) Student Representative Council (SRC), Joseph Kalimbwe, is set to release his fourth book titled Fractured World; How Irresponsibility Led to Third World Economic Downturns, early next month.
WINDHOEK - With the country finding herself in a tough economic climate, the youth should start coming up with innovative ideas that will help save the country’s economy, create employment and contribute to the development of the country.
WINDHOEK- How long can you speak your mother tongue without mixing it with English or Afrikaans? If you think you have what it takes to fluently and accurately speak Oshiwambo without mixing it with any other language, there is a challenge brewing.
There has been a lot of complaints about youth unemployment in Namibia and it has become a widely talked about issue. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
It is well documented that corruption is rife in most African countries, and at times it seems as though rules and laws are nothing but words on paper and depending on whom you are or what you do, they might not apply to you as they would apply to the next person.
Born in Lubango, Angola 34 years ago, Kennedy Liswani is one young man destined for greatness. He started primary school in Oshakati and moved to Windhoek in 1994 to finish his primary education at People’s Primary School (PPS) and completed his secondary schooling at Ella Du Plessis before moving to South-Africa for tertiary education.
WINDHOEK - There has been a lot of complaints about youth unemployment in Namibia and it has become a widely talked about issue. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
WINDHOEK – Twenty-four-year old Naftal Nghishekwa who describes himself as a marketing guru, says ever since graduating, he has never wanted to be a job seeker but a job creator, which drove him to initiate his own agency, Tailored Solution Transactors (TST) Marketing and Advertising, end of last year.
LÜDERITZ – One should always plan ahead, and not only when you want something specific to happen that time, this is a lesson, a young entrepreneur, Angelina Shetu Fillemon, 25, learnt last year from the challenges she met in her business.
WINDHOEK - A 21-year-old student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust), Olivia Hamukwaya, has started the Plus Mindsets foundation to help vulnerable and struggling learners with motivational talks and educational tools.
It’s a new day, a new week, a new month and a New Year. What a time to be alive. It’s a blessing to have made it this far in life. I would like to use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year and send you good wishes for the year. I hope your hard work yields evergreen fruits this year.
WINDHOEK - Poiyah Media, a platform created to assist third and final year students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) and the University of Namibia (Unam) to enhance their skills in the corporate world, reflected on the successes of the former interns.
WINDHOEK - Twenty-one-year-old Riundja Kaumbi is a student pilot at the Wonderboom National Airport at Eagle Air in Pretoria, South Africa, in pursuit of her first Private Pilot Licence (PPL), before moving on to a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).
WINDHOEK - Dunamis Institute of Learning (DIL), a new after school centre established to assist learners who have a backlog, and to improve the education system to achieve Vision 2030, is calling learners and parents to an open day tomorrow.
WINDHOEK – “I’m a servant and that describes how I have been raised, a belief I hold which is not created for me, but for others, and that is what you will see when you look at me, what I do and what you will hear when you are communicating with me about anything,” says Josef Petrus van der Westhuizen.
WINDHOEK - Current learners of the Van Rhyn Primary School in Windhoek, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last Thursday, are being inspired by former learners of the school in their schooling and to eventually become what they aspire to become one day.
At the age of nine years he sounded his first rhyme for real with phenomenal responses as people could not believe his feat. Ever since, his friends started to look up to him with awe. In 2017 he started composing songs with Cronix & Arafat. Before that he only did mixtapes.
I can’t remember the last time someone told me news that they saw on TV, read in a newspaper or even heard on radio, even if it was true. It’s mostly from social media or hearsay. Traditional methods of doing things are slowly but surely fading out. No one embraces and drives this change like the youth have. Technology moves so fast and changes things even faster.
WINDHOEK – The youth entrepreneurial development workshop tour organised by Helpan Consulting, scheduled to start next month in the capital, is expected to attract thousands of youths countrywide.
MALTAHÖHE - Thirty young people from the Daweb Constituency have started a youth empowerment initiative, the Daweb Tailoring and Beads project, to help alleviate poverty among youths in the constituency.
The other day I was scrolling through social media and noticed that the next two years are election season for most countries, including Namibia. For some nations this usually spells a period of unrest and protests, while for civilians it’s another season of empty promises exchanged for votes.
WINDHOEK – Ananias Meduletu Mulokoshi developed a passion for nursing after taking care of his late mother and granny. “I grew up with my siblings and friends. I am an orphan on both sides. I came from a business family and grew up doing business with my late mother, cousins and aunty in a location called Olumbongo and in the market,” relates the 32-year-old entrepreneur, event organiser, member of the Oniipa Youth Choir and owner of Letu Urban Wear. The Ondando village-born lad from Oniipa, in the Oshikoto Region, has a measure of his mother’s business skills rubbed into him, turning her old place into a complex that he named after her.
WINDHOEK - The 18-year-old Jelson Pedro Quinga from Jacob Marengo Secondary School says the bridge between failure and success is hard work.
The end of the year is upon us and I truly hope you enjoyed it. I hope you gave it your all and that you are now enjoying the fruits of your labour. That doesn’t really matter, now let’s simply enjoy ourselves we don’t need permission, the festive vibe is enough reason.
In a few short weeks, the 2019 academic year will kick off with registration at various institutions of higher learning. During the past few days, the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has observed with concern, a number of unaccredited institutions brazenly advertising their programmes for 2019.
WINDHOEK – An expert on contemporary relationships and love related matters, Kilian Amavila, is a village millennial. His passion for counselling and motivating people is driven by his interest to influence and shape the minds of other individuals.
WINDHOEK - The year 2018 ended on a sparkling note for more than 1400 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) spoiled to an early Christmas treat through an annual initiative by the O&L Group and its subsidiaries.
WINDHOEK - Down to earth and a go-getter, Tatenda Audrey Chanakira (25) says she was lucky to find a calling in sport, and playing soccer boosted her confidence as a child.
WINDHOEK - British astronomer, Dr Rhodri Evans, aspires to make changes in the lives of the learners in Namibia. Evans, a dedicated, diligent, curious and passionate astronomer, who is currently a senior lecturer in Physics at the University of Namibia (Unam), initiated free classes assisting learners to learn more about science and mathematics
WINDHOEK - Panduleni Nghipandulwa, a former learner at Delta Secondary School, has reached out to inspire and motivate 26 000 learners across the country, through the youth development and mentorship programme he started earlier this year.
O.COM, made up of Junoxz and Wizzen, hailing from Opuwo in Ruacana Constituency has released their second album, King of Kulture. King of Kulture has 14 tracks concentrating on social issues. In fact, the album is inspired by the Dhemba traditional music with a mix of modern sound. The genre is dominantly Afro pop and Dancehall with hybrids like Afro-trance, Afro-club as well as Kwaito. Other songs have a House and a bit of Trapsoul vibe. “The key message in this album is basically to urge the youth to embrace their roots because we believe tradition in other word may be a very good religion,” says Junoxz.
WINDHOEK - The 20-year-old beauty, Julia Kandjimbi, who was just crowned Miss Walvis Bay over the weekend, is embarking on a “one dollar project” early next year, by knocking on people’s doors to collect funds for her projects.
WINDHOEK – Academically deserving Namibians from disadvantaged backgrounds who are unemployed have until the end of this month to apply to the Social Security Commission’s Development Fund (SSC-DF) for fulltime study at institutions of higher learning in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
If I had all the answers I’d be a god. They are the only ones who have all the answers to all the questions and problems in the world, that’s why people pray and worship them. As mere mortals we walk and live on earth and have to find a way to make it through the daily struggles that define who we are. All this is challenging and can be tiring. When the going gets tough, the tough ask for help.
WINDHOEK - The first ever Summer Kids Festival is taking place this Saturday at the Eros Sport Field.
WINDHOEK – The Miss Oniipa Young Beauty pageant 2018 is aimed at giving young beauties a platform to showcase their talents in modeling circles.
If it’s meant to be it will be. A few people will understand what that means, an even smaller group of people will be able to grasp its meaning. As humans we try to control, as much as we can, we will at times go to extreme measures just to keep control.
WINDHOEK - Dr Absalom Kahumba’s defining moment is essentially his academic journey, which he says has been long and bitter, but wonderfully transformative.
WINDHOEK - The National Youth Service (NYS) is inviting unemployed youths to apply for the eleventh intake of its training programme before November 9.
WINDHOEK - Fifty German and French as a Foreign Language learners from four schools, Windhoek High School, Concordia Secondary School, Ella Du Plessis Secondary School and Jan Jonker High School are premiering their short films this Saturday at the Goethe-Institut Namibia at 16h00.
Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes on. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary. This is especially true when it comes to the youth. Whenever their actions or accomplishments do not meet those of society, they are labeled as a failure.
WINDHOEK - Models aspiring for the title of Miss U.P. Academy still has time to register and enter the competition till this Saturday at 18h00 just before the pageant.
KATIMA MULILO - Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu has called on young people from the region and the country at large to enrol for agriculture courses, so that they can be educated on the best agricultural practices required to maintain food security in the country.
WINHDOEK - The School of Destiny Associate (SODA) which primarily focuses on providing youth mentorship and coaching, recently launched the iChoose Youth Leadership Values Programme as part of the John Maxwell iLead annual Global Youth Initiative (GYI).
WINDHOEK – Hundreds of local youths will hold a peaceful demonstration this Friday along Independence Avenue to create awareness regarding fruitful entrepreneurship.
Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary.
WINDHOEK- Karlien Visser and WP Oosthuizen, learners from Gobabis Gymnasium are winners of the 2018 Idiom Competition hosted by the ATKV (‘Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging’ – Afrikaans Language and Culture Association) and NBC’s Hartklop FM.
Life is a marathon not a sprint race. Most people go through life not knowing what they want out of it. In the early stages of adulthood, the youth go through the motions of life without really knowing what they want out of it or what is happening. Some just go through life imitating what other people are doing, without ever taking a minute to consider what they would do if there was no one to imitate.
RUNDU - Tweuya Nelumbu a sound technician in charge of the state-of-the-art recording studio at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) here, is urging youths in the two regions of Kavango to utilise the recording studio to the maximum as it has been built to assist artist in the regions and beyond.
WINDHOEK – Samuel Markus (10) from Havana is thankful to the Patty’s Heart Foundation (PHF) for always taking care of them, encouraging children to pay attention to their school work and to study hard to provide for themselves in the future, while Annastasia Shihepo (7) from Okahandja Park says the gestures will encourage them to do the same and feed vulnerable people when they grow up.
As I’ve grown older over the years, one striking thing that I’ve noticed in people is that they ask the question “why” less as they get older. On the other hand, whenever I talk to children they are always full of curiosity and ask the question “why” to everything that is happening around them and is being said.
WINDHOEK- “During my time in the village, I was exposed to few things that later resulted in me desiring things, I had no business desiring as a child, and this later affected my choices as a young adult.
WINDHOEK – The National Youth Council and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, European Union, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Progress Namibia, AIESEC Namibia and Internet Society Namibia Chapter are hosting a two-day conference in Ongwediva today and tomorrow.
WINDHOEK - Following the just ended five-day national land conference, a group of architectural students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) held a week-long public projection on the land question and related matters in front of the Ministry of Justice.
WINDHOEK – An eye-opener, is how one of the students, Upi Tjaveondja, also a member and speaker of the Student Parliament at the University of Namibia, describes a seminar hosted by the Otjiwana Cultural Society and Otja Kapuuo Peer Group to guide and prepare students for the job market.
WINDHOEK-A proud patriotic Namibian young woman Frieda Lukas (25) says she is persistent an achieving her dreams. A bachelor degree graduate in Journalism and Communication Technology at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Lukas is now doing an honours degree in Communications at the same university.
The term “fourth industrial revolution” is understood in various ways. Some people are excited about it. Others are cautious. Some assume it means that technology and robots will take over every human activity. And still others imagine that this “revolution” will lead only to joblessness and automation.
WINDHEOK - Some unemployed graduates have initiated a youth organisation, the Unique Empowerment and Employment Initiative Foundation (UEEIF) to combat unemployment among young people in the country.
These exercises are meant for those teachers, who can humbly admit that there is always room for improvement. This is an attempt to provide additional teaching skills. These skills are not taught at teacher training institutions, but they form the basis
WINDHOEK - The Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA)’s Friendly Haven, a shelter for abused women and children, is celebrating the Day of the Namibian Child with the children from the Sonder Water community this Friday at the ESDA Conference & Training Centre in Hochland Park.
WINDHOEK – He lost his father while barely three months old, something he has not gotten over to this day, Simon Namesho says he has never gotten over growing up without the love and support of his father.
WINDHOEK - The Committed Artists of Namibia (CAN), has been gearing itself for the revival of its second generation youth theatre project next year.
WINDHOEK - Julien Bok, Aina Kiimba and Mcallen Bok are the three top receivers of the Pan African Youth Awards from the Eldorado High School.
WINDHOEK - A young author and final year University of Namibia (Unam) student, Elise Shinedima’s second book titled Give me another day, is out.
All the basic life skills were taught to us by our parents and guardians, they taught us what we needed to know while growing up. From cleaning our noses to using the toilets. They are our reference and directors for a good life. They were our first teachers that offered life education for free.
ORANJEMUND - The Southern Youth Entrepreneurs (SYE) in collaboration with Oranjemund Town Council and the constituency office is to host a fundraising gala dinner to be attended by the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni.
WINDHOEK - Genade Business Solutions cc, a faith-based company in Namibia, in partnership with Knowledge is Your Key Academy (KiYK), a John Maxwell Certified Team based in South Africa is officially launching the John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative in Namibia on Friday in Warmbad, which is billed the “Glamour Event of the Year for the Youth in Namibia”.
WINDHOEK – Esther Beukes, Toivo Nghidipohamba and Sally Jason are the three young Namibians who have been selected to partake in the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy filmmaking training for 12 months starting October 1 in Zambia this year.
WINDHOEK - Nicole Landsburg from Windhoek High School (WHS) has been crowned this year’s Miss Teen Namibia. Clarisse Muller is the first runner up, while Operi Kazombiaze is the second runner up. The competition took place at the Gymnasium School hall on Saturday.
The two months Michael Scott Peters spent helping child victims of human trafficking in the Dominican Republic have given him renewed vigour to tackle the issue as the new United States youth observer to the United Nations.
Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling of being onsite, but became keenly aware of the need for females to join the civil engineering field,” says Kumbirai.
WINDHOEK - Fresh from being elected to the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) as coordinator for African, Senior Shimhanda, a final year Master of Engineering student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has passed the entrance examination to Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC).
Every week in our local newspapers there is an article about the youth and unemployment.
She learned wonderful things that sooner or later are bound to change her life, such as about teenage pregnancy, how to abstain from sex and how a young girl can speak openly to her parents about issues effecting her, says Reefbica /Howoses, 15, one of the girls who attended a VisionCore mentorship programme for girls over the weekend.
WINDHOEK – Selma Ambunda is a goal-driven mid-career woman with a passion for driving change. A devoted hardworking Christian and believer she grew up in rural Namibia in the small village of Ouma, in the Omusati Region. Walking long distances from home to school and back, covering ten kilometres a day, did not put her off school but instead motivated her to one day change her circumstances.
WINDHOEK - The 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit that took place last week had young people at the centre of its agenda with the theme “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”.
WINDHOEK - Queen Avula is an ambitious woman and a go-getter, who believe in maturity, relevance and self-respect. “I’m happy around flexible, open minded and free spirited souls, especially the less sensitive ones, and those who wish to learn through positive criticism,” says Avula.
WINDHOEK – The first audition of this year’s Miss High School North will be held at Gwashamba Mall in Ondangwa, Oshana Region on September 1, with the main event scheduled for December 19 at the Ekamuti Lodge in the northern part of the country. The auditions start at 09h00.
WINDHOEK - More than 800 young people across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and 200 representatives from different regions in the country will meet for two days in a meeting titled SADC People’s Summit tomorrow and Friday.